Why do cases from other areas of law still appear when I search by category?

No case exists in a vacuum and is exclusive to one particular category of law. Our classification system caters for this. Each case has been assigned several categories that have been identified from the judgment, with varying degrees of significance. When you filter results by category, we prioritise cases which are predominantly about that subject area, but also include those which contain only some elements of the category search. In this sense, it is not a strict filter setting to ensure you see all potentially relevant judgments. Cases which are not directly related to your category search can still appear in the results if they are deemed relevant to your other search terms.

If you would like to see a list of where a case sits within our categorisation, click the other categories button next to the main areas of law to open up a page which lists the main categories relevant to the case.

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